Jack LaLanne, America’s 96-year-old godfather of fitness, passed away on Sunday from respiratory failure due to pneumonia. Jack LaLanne gained worldwide recognition for his success as a chiropractor and bodybuilder, and for his incredible and prodigious acts of strength and endurance.

That’s right, Dr. LaLanne started his career as a chiropractor and he is one of my personal idols. His brand of chiropractic is nearly identical to mine. Start with fitness and nutrition, and support the body as it changes with chiropractic care.

LaLanne was truly a pioneer, as he studied Henry Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body and concentrated on bodybuilding, chiropractic medicine, and weightlifting, something virtually unheard of in the 1930s. In 1936 LaLanne opened his own health spa in Oakland, CA, and dedicated his life to encouraging people to better themselves through exercise and fitness. LaLanne designed the world’s first leg extension machines, pulley machines using cables, and weight selectors, now a standard in the fitness industry.

But, Dr. LaLane’s work will live on here at Moyer Total Wellness. We recommend sound nutrition principles, interest our clients in proper fitness techniques, and support the posture of the human frame through massage and chiropractic care.

If you are interested in learning more about what we do, we recommend starting with the Wellness Exam. This is a comprehensive look at your posture including determining which muscles are tight and which muscles are weak. Additionally, we cover your lifestyle and then put together a wellness plan for you.

Jack LaLanne was the original father of the health movement that later blossomed into a national push to lead healthier lifestyles. In memory of Jack LaLanne, here are some of his past accomplishments, the impact he had on the world of television, and some of his most famous quotes.

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